The following is a list of community services and amenities available at Chautauqua Institution:
The Youth Services Office coordinates a babysitting list that provides information to help families with young children connect with available babysitters in Chautauqua and the local area. The list is intended as a public service and does not rate or recommend any individual. During the season the list is updated weekly and is available in many locations on the grounds. Anyone interested in placing their name on the list should fill out the form at the link below. Any questions, please contact Karen Schiavone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check-cashing and safekeeping deposit accounts are available in the Financial Services office on the second floor of the Colonnade building. The office is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays during the season. (716) 357-6224. ATMs are located in the Main Gate Welcome Center, in the Colonnade building lobby and at the Athenaeum Hotel. Money orders are available at the Post Office on Bestor Plaza. The nearest full-service banks, an M&T branch and a Jamestown Savings Bank, are located in Mayville, approximately four miles north of the Institution.
Chautauqua Bookstore is located in the lower level of the Chautauqua Post Office building on Bestor Plaza and is open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the season and 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the off-season. (716) 357-2151
A business center is located behind the Colonnade Building and provides, for a fee, copying and fax services. (716) 357-6207.
The Plaza Market, located in the Colonnade building, offers limited convenience store-type items. Food for Thought, in the St. Elmo, offers gourmet and delicatessan fare. Full-service supermarkets include Lighthouse Point Grocery in Mayville, Tops in Mayville and Jamestown, and Wegmans in Lakewood.
Chautauqua Health and Fitness is a full-service exercise and strength training facility with two sites: Turner Community Center (year-round) and Heinz Beach (summer only). (716) 357-6430
The Westfield Hospital Chautauqua Health Care Clinic offers basic medical care for children and adults, similar to that provided in a doctor’s office. The clinic is located at 21 Roberts Ave., near the Amphitheater. (716) 357-3209
Chautauqua Police Department, now located at 7 Massey Avenue adjacent to Chautauqua Fire Department, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the season. (716) 357-6225. After 5 p.m., Main Gate security may be contacted at (716) 357-6279. In case of emergency, phone 911.
A full-service post office is located on Bestor Plaza. During the season, the lobby is open weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; the window, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturdays, the lobby is open 7 a.m. to noon; the window, 10 a.m. to noon. Closed Sundays. (716) 357-3275
Wireless Internet is now offered on the Institution grounds with “hot spots” on Bestor Plaza and at the Main Gate, Hall of Missions, Athenaeum Hotel, Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Bratton Theater, the Arts Quad, Bellinger Hall, Youth Activities Center and Smith Memorial Library. A map is available in the Colonnade Lobby.
Scooter Rental at the Main Gate: 716-357-6200